Cumberland man heading to jail for 50 years

Cumberland man heading to jail for 50 years

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced John Rainey, 54, with a last known address of 2545 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, was sentenced to 60 years, with 50 to serve, for multiple counts of first and second degree child molestation. Rainey was found guilty in June by a Superior Court jury.

Rainey was ordered to have no contact with the victim and is required to register as a sex offender and to attend sex offender counseling.

During the trial, the state proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Rainey molested a young girl, with whom he was acquainted, on multiple occasions during the late 80s and early 90s, starting when she was 8 years old. The victim disclosed the abuse to the Providence Police in 2011. A grand jury indicted Rainey in February, 2012

Said Attorney General Kilmartin. “Child molestation cases are among some of the most vile and abhorrent we as prosecutors and law enforcement encounter, and I commend the collaborative efforts of the Providence and Pawtucket Police departments and Day One, who all worked closely with our prosecutors to bring this case to conclusion. I also commend the strength and bravery of the victim for coming forward to face her assailant, and hope this sentence helps her to move forward in the healing process.”